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, celeste ward gventer, thank you. >> thank you so much, judy. >> thank you. >> brown: next, a science and medical story involving research from the frontiers of robotics. ray suarez looks at how doctors are using high tech toys to help people with special needs. >> what's your favorite game? >> "mario cart," the original. >> reporter: in a carefully monitored session that seems more like playtime than therapy, researchers at the university of notre dame have enlisted an unusual therapist to assist their studies of children with autism, a two foot robot named kelly. >> i got to skip school today, because of you guys. >> that is so cool. i am so glad. >> reporter: kelly is working with 11 year old liam mcguire and a co-therapist of the human kind, kristen wier. >> for liam, kelly has become a friend. i mean, he's very excited to see her. you can tell, he lights up when he sees kelly, he leans forward, his posture changes, his eye contact is much stronger. i think it's something he can relate to, and feel successful with. >> i like to play soccer. >> reporter: robots, like this one are b
, celeste ward gventer thank you. >> thank you so much, judy. >> thank you. >> brown: next, a science and medical story involving research from the frontiers of robotics. ray suarez looks at how doctors are using high tech toys to help people with special needs. >> what's your favorite game? >> "mario cart," the original. >> reporter: in a carefully monitored session that seems more like playtime than therapy, researchers at the university of notre dame have enlisted an unusual therapist to assist their studies of children with autism, a two foot robot named kelly. >> i got to skip school today, because of you guys. >> that is so cool. i am so glad. >> reporter: kelly is working with 11 year old liam mcguire and a co-therapist of the human kind, kristen wier. >> for liam, kelly has become a friend. i mean, he's very excited to see her. you can tell, he lights up when he sees kelly, he leans forward, his posture changes, his eye contact is much stronger. i think it's something he can relate to, and feel successful with. >> i like to play soccer. >> reporter: robots, like this one are b
. senator rockefeller was first elected in 1984 and he is on the commerce, science, and transportation committees. >> thank you, sharon. so incredibly much. a perfect life, by far the most popular rockefeller and west virginia. -- wife, by far, the most popular rockefeller in west virginia. i will get right to them. i have decided not to run again at the conclusion of this term. not now, but in 2014. i hope each of you can understand that this is an entirely personal decision. it is not a political decision and it is not easy. as i approached 50 years of nonstop public service, precluding time with the children and sharon. i consider the ways for travel in life. there are many other ways, and i know deep within me that in 2014, it is the right time for me to recalibrate and find a new balance. i came as an untrained social worker back in 1964. i actually begun my public service for years before that, working for the peace corps and the department of state. frankly, i was in search of a clear and powerful purpose. i wanted something that was so compelling and obsessive that it would fil
first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >>> our second story outfront. is the tea party dead? it's been a rough few months, losing a battle over the fiscal cliff, and now, one tea party leader admitting to politico, quote, there's not enough money. erick erickson, an influential republican, and amy cramer. and i know you and i have talked a lot over the past year plus coming through this election and now here we are a year later, "politico" reporting that the tea party is struggling for money and asking all kinds of groups it hasn't always con
straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> our second story outfront. is the tea party dead? it's been a rough few months, losing a battle over the fiscal cliff, and now, one tea party leader admitting to politico, quote, there's not enough money. erick erickson, an influential republican, and amy cramer. and i know you and i have talked a lot over the past year plus coming through this election and now here we are a year later, "politico" reporting that the tea party is struggling for money and asking all kinds of groups it hasn't always considered to be a friend. american majority, club for growth and the koch brothers, asking all of them for money. is the tea party going to have to compromise its principles in order to survive? >> no, erin, i don't think we are going to have to compromise our principles. look, if you look back to 2010 when the tea party movement drove the messaging, we won, we had huge victories across the country. when you look at 2012 and the republican party d
the nra was able to whip up their members in a frenzy. this is a classic political science case study of an interest group that is very intense and cares almost about this thing alone. on the top list of concerns, guns are one through ten, against a public that cares about this and a lot of other things and whose attention may wax and wane depending what else is going on in their lives. they are very intense, they have a lot of money, and it's a good sign that liberal groups and groups like the mayors that bloomberg is supporting -- >> mayors against guns. >> are getting out there and trying to get their foot into the debate politically with donations but also this changing the dynamics because this can't go forward and succeed unless there's a strong coalition including police and citizens and public health advocates fighting as hard as the nra fights. >> eric holder, the attorney general, met with retailers including the nation's largest seller of firearms, walmart, and some 250,000 survivors of gun violence have sent a letter with protests planned on tuesday to move them to stop se
isn't rocket science. it'just common sense. from td ameritrade. melissa: are you ready for a vacation but maybe your wallet isn't? have no fear, there are real deals to be had this year. travelzoo's senior editor is here with his top five money saving vacation picks. thanks for joining us. we've been waiting for this segment all hour. >> it is time, right? time to head out of town. melissa: that's right. you have great tips. before we get to the destinations package travel is cheaper and also to look for seasonalty that maybe you want to look for places where it's shoulder season. is that right? >> that's it. certainly packaging vacations can be a real money saver for you. air fare went up last year. we're expecting air fare to remain high or creep upward in 2013. bundling air fare with hotel stay, activities, more you put together right off the top bigger savings certainly could be. seasonality, huge price driver. new york city, today, you can get a great hotel in mid tan manhattan under 150, or $100. melissa: because it is freezing. no one wants to come here. but let's get to destin
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of the white house budget office of science and space brank says the administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense but a death star isn't on the horizon. the administration doesn't support blowing up planets. >>> all right, the u.s. supreme court is back in session. the justices are expected to announce several landmark decisions before the end of the term including the rulings on same-sex marriage and affirmative action. joining me now is patricia miller who heads the supreme court in cases. there are all highly political cases and they will define what is legal equality in this country. is this a water shed year for our legal system? >> absolutely. last year was a wear the shed year about constitutional questions on the political power in this country. but this year is really very much about civil rights, liberty, equality and the march of history and the role of the roberts court in that process. >> there's a lot of talk about which justices will be next to retire, what it might mean for the makeup of the court. who will be first? >> i think it's going to
, but twice in the science classroom. two other students and a teacher also suffered minor injuries. the teacher, ryan heber, is now credited with coaxing the young gunman into putting the shotgun down. his co-worker kim fields helped distract the shooter so students could then get out. >> this teacher and this counselor stood there face to face, not knowing whether he was going to turn the shotgun on them, and -- because they have seen the news media throughout our country in the last several months, and they probably expected the worst and hoped for the best, but they gave their students a chance to escape and conversed and it worked. >> the sheriff says the student used a shotgun, he took from a sibling. taft union high school does use an armed guard, but he was snowed in yesterday and was not able to get to school. >>> the number of children dead from the flu is up nationwide. the cases of the illness are down in some parts of the country. at least that's the word we have gotten today from the cdc on what is turning out to be one of the worst flu seasons in years. dr. sanjay gup
a similar planet-destroying space station. well, the head of the white house budget offices science and space branch has responded to their call. he says "the administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a death star isn't on the horizon." he also adds "the administration does not support blowing up planets." he actually had to say that. >>> anyway let's go now to our three big money headlines. dream dashed? price of admission. and gone for good. joining me now, a retail and economy analyst. welcome back. good to see you. so the faa is responding to that series of technical setbacks to the boeing 787 dream liner. what are they looking for? >> alex, the dream liner debuted in 2011. and with it debut it was wrought with problems. right now the faa is looking at all aspects of this 787, but mostly the electronic cal component of it. now when they opened up the investigation boeing said they were happy to have them look at these flights. but this came just after this week where three different planes were grounded because of all these different p
science. third, you are going to see us significantly expand the expertise in our law firm, the national chamber litigation center and in other areas of our institution, in order to deal with regulations. our preference is always to work within the legislative and regulatory processes and we do that on a daily basis. but when rights have been trampled on, or regulators have overstepped their bounds, we'll take the necessary legal action. let me turn to immigration reform. america has grown and thrived because we have attracted and welcomed the most talented and the hardest working citizens of the world to our shores. immigrants teach in our universities, invest and invent in our technology companies, staff our hospitals, care for our elderly and young, harvest our food, and serve in our armed forces. given our changing demographics, we need more workers to sustain our economy, support our retired population, and to stay competitive. even with high unemployment, we have millions of job openings that go unfilled. either the workers come here to fill those jobs or the companies take all of
, we want you to tell us what you think of our science coverage in a new poll. find both at "lunch in the lab." jeff brown talks to "washington post" film critic ann hornaday about the surprises and shutouts in this year's oscar nominations. and we profile an entrepreneur who built a web site for citizens to report and get responses to problems in their community. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. judy. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'll look at the lifting of travel restrictions for cubans some 50 years after fidel castro put them in place. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. "washington week" can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. we'll see you online, and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend. thanks for joining us. good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to
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with students at kim il-sung university in the capital pyongyang where computer science students show off their web surfing skills. schmidt believes in the ability of the internet to empower citizens living under oppressive totalitarian governments. i bet he didn't pitch it that way on his trip but here is what schmidt said to some of his reporters in china. >> as the world becomes increasingly connected, their decision to be virtually isolated is very much going to affect their physical world, their economic growth and so forth and it will make it harder for them to catch up economically. we made that alternative very, very clear. >> now so it looks like he was trying to make it an economic appeal, carol, to the north koreans. he didn't meet with north korean leader kim jong-un, but the state-run news agency in north korea pointed out schmidt paid high tribute to the statues of his father and grandfather, come jong-il and kim il-sung. the state department was not blind this trip, they were not happy about it saying the timing was not great. carol? >> alison kosik reporting live from the
been much worse. the student with the gun had pockets filled with ammunition but a well-liked science teacher confronted him face-to-face and talked him into putting down the gun. teachers are being praised for helping other kids escape. he is 16 years old and he's in custody. let's discuss what is going on in our strategy session. joining us, a pair of cnn contributors, paul begala and erick erickson from redstate.com. here in "the situation room" yesterday, i asked him if the president signs executive orders to restrict guns in some way or background checks, listen to what david keen said. >> some things you can do by executive orders and some things you can't do by executive orders and some things need money to be implemented need monand that's to congress. >> does he have a point that if congress wants to defund that executive order, it's not going to happen? >> well, as a matter of governmental operations, sure. as a matter of politics, david keene is a smart guy and i actually like him as a person. he's on the wrong side of even as his own members. as you know, as erick knows, i
judges, i think you have to ask those questions. those are simple questions. it is not rocket science. i used to teach in american university. used to teach courses to cops and prosecutors. this is not rocket science. i don't know if aid should be rocket science. i have been impressed that some people have said we really need a designed program knowing where we are working. if we know we're working in the most corrupt country and the world, we design a program that protects the funding. i was very impressed with that. [laughter] i have not seen a program with that bill 10. t in.ild people tell me they are thinking about it. some the -- someone told me the norwegians do that but i have not run into many norwegians. yes, sir? you are norwegian? >> no. one thing i came away with is that the afghans are very good at running their own businesses but what we do as we create an incentive or by running a business is about profits. i have partnered with an afghan and several afghans' over there and we are trying to build infrastructure where afghans have a stake in the infrastructure itself rathe
will also add to that that establishing cause and effect is what everybody wants in medicine and science, but it can take a long time to get that sort of data. what we're talking about here, wolf, so still a relatively new science. it's still emerging. 35 football players that have been examined at one particular laboratory in boston, of them, 34 did have evidence of this cte. but keep in mind, wolf, that these were also players that for one reason or another, their brains were being studied. so there was already some concern. it's going to take more study to sort of establish that connection, but one thing the researchers did tell me is that cte, they have not found anything else that causes it, except for repeated blows to the head. and by the way, not just concussions, wolf, but even what are known as sub-concussive hits. the kind of player where you see a player take a hit, but they get right back up, seemingly nothing wrong, those can accumulate according to some of these researchers and cause some of these problems later on down the line. >> which players, sanjay, are at the highes
, played pro football for 20 years before his suicide. his family donated his brain to science. hopefully, we'll learn more about this disease and how it relates to blows to the head. >> yeah. and he's not the only one. >> yeah. >> there's a lawsuit against the nfl brought by other players because of this very thing. >>> let's go to baseball and drug testing. players have now agreed to in-season random testing for hgh. i mean, first -- this is the first american pro u.s. league to test for human fwroeth hormone. for years season after season the players said no. but now they've given in. >> they were doing it during the off season? >> yes. >> it's a blood test that will take place before the games and see what's in their system. >> we know that the announcement of the hall of famers, not having roger clemens, barry bonds or sammy sosa, because of the doping, has really put a black eye on that sport. and hopefully, this will clear up something. >> we'll see. and tiger woods, boy oh, boy, making headlines again. he won't be playing in a golf tournament, by the way, in qatar. apparently he w
right now. >> it's driven by twofold. a stronger strain and earlier start to the sciences than most years. cdc officially labeling the outbreak an epidemic. normal occurrence in the wintertime and very young and very old and underlying diseases should get the vaccine immediately. typically the flu season is about 12 weeks long. we're only about four or five weeks into this year's season. we could have several more weeks to deal with before we're in the clear on this one. >> jamie: that is concern. thank you so much. as she mentioned, the new york governor has declared a statewide emergency becoming the first state to declare because of the severe flu outbreak. executive order suspends a state law to let authorities to administer medications that are only 18 years old. this will last now for the next month. good news. that order comes as nearly 20,000 flu cases have been reported in new york state alone. that is more than four times the positive laboratory results that are normally reported all season. >> gregg: the cost of the flu is shocking. in united states alone the annual direc
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> up next, governor chris christie joins the table. and now i know why -- hi, chris -- now i know why i'm always cold in the studio. it is so great to see you. have a seat. welcome. you wear long johns. you're wearing them right now, meacham is wearing long johns. >> don't make that up. >> yeah. >> outrageous. >> it was quite a sight. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. we don't argue much. we really don't. meg usually just gets her way, and i go along with it. i think it worked for matt because i did it for him. when i'm the one cooking, i'm the one calculating the points. i can microwave things. you get to eat real food.
was a doctoral candidate in neural science. his attorneys say he was hospitalized in november after repeatedly banging his head into a jail wall. now up until now the judge has had a sweeping gag order in place so as you mentioned earlier, john, this is going to be the first time the public is going to be able to hear a lot of evidence the prosecution has against james holmes, john. >> casey, i have to say it was chilling to hear all that sound from that morning that night especially in light of what the country just went through in newtown. it's amazing to hear that. this hearing will not be quick, am i right? there's a mountain of evidence. we're expecting to hear from a lot of people. >> yeah, there could be as many as 70 witnesses. we're expecting this could last as long as a week. we don't know how much the defense is going to put on, but it's expected they'll begin to lay the groundwork for what's expected to be a diminished mental capacity defense. we know that because of some of the court filings that happened. >> what about a plea from holmes, did we hear anything about that yet? >> n
science projects within that 15 minutes. get a nice release. and mary lee came out of cradle strong, and pinging almost every single day since we released her. not always common with white sharks. they have different personalities like people and mary lee is a real finer. she is exciting and igniting enthusiasm on great whites we haven't seen before. >> how many great sharks are you watching? >> 40 sharks across africa and the eastern coast of the united states. >> thank you so much, chris fisher. incredibly cool. the story about how you washed people in jacksonville, even cooler, we'll tweet out the link to your website. this is fascinating. thank you very much. >> it is fascinating and an education. share it with your kids. tag sharks off the coast of cape cod and now off the coast of florida. >> 15 minutes to conduct hundreds of experiments. >> and his last name is fisher. perfect. what a great job. >> very cool. >>> a check of the top stories. nra, obama administration, 24 hours away fray showdown on gun control. the gun violence project gets down to business today meeting with
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to the program for international student assessment, the u.s. now ranks 14th in reading. 17th in science, and 25th in mathematics. that is not acceptable. those are not grades we want to put on the national refrigerator. the time for action is now. i want to thank delegate kirk thompson and the chairman of the all student campaign. they have created a number of proposals i will announce this year. it starts with the idea that great students and schools make great citizens. a great teacher, like my sister, makes all the difference in the world in the life of a young person. we need to recruit, retain, and reward excellent teachers, and then treat them like the professionals that they are. [applause] first i am proposing giving teachers their first state- supported pay raise since 2007, and my budget limits provide $58 million for a 2% pay raise. the education fairness act will streamline the bureaucratic grievance procedure to benefit both teachers and principals. we will extend the probationary period from three years to five years and require a satisfactory performance rating, as demonstrated t
and seniors living in dignity. after 9/11, it was an extraordinary experience to invest in science, technology, aviation, infrastructure. we put $50 million into the airport. i don't think many people know that, but i am telling you that. making its larger and safer. i can talk about the exhilarating fights as chairman of the committee to make our cause more efficient, and the internet more safe. the internet is a large and a looming problem and has everything to do with cyber security, something we seem not to be able to address in congress. we are leveraging the best in government to help people and solve problems, always keeping at the forefront. that is what we will do in the next two years in the senate. we have the debt ceiling coming up, and i want to be part of that fight. i will pour myself into it because there always is so much importance to be put into it. i have every intention of keeping up this intensity. this is a no-holds-barred approach that i will continue to have to solve problems that affect people's lives. i will never stop working for the people that meant so much to me.
. but what do we learn from mummies? >> it's amazing. through modern science tools, we're able to learn about ancient people's civilizations. when people see mummies, who are they, where do they come from. it's a story waiting to be told. we are able to tell the age, the sex, how they lived, how they died. it's really an amazing exhibition. unlike hollywood myth, these mummies won't come out and get you. in fact they're awesome. just a breathtaking exhibition. >> that's what you say. what's your favorite? >> well, we have the youngest infant ever on display. a 6420-year-old infant radio carbon dating, $3,000 older than king tut. and what's interesting about this, it's a natural or what you would call accidental mummy from peru. such a beautiful, beautiful specimen, still has all of its hair, its facial expressions, it toenail, fingernails. very popular mummy. we also have the votch family, a mother, father and son. these mummies were found in a church in budapest during 18th century. the town was decimated in the white plague. the church floor boards popped occupy and due to the cool dry area
something out of an old fashioned science fix movie. adam housley has had a look at it live in l.a. what do you think. >> reporter: it's a throwback to the days of those huge air ships. what is different this time is it's healy um and they've created something here that is entirely new all together. inside a southern california hangar built during world war ii floats a craft that could revolutionize airtrans port. >> it's very simple, it takes off, lands, and it goes physically anywhere with no infrastructure. >> reporter: it's not a blimp or a balloon but a next generation aircraft made of aluminum and carbon tpaoeurb. it can hold more than 60 tons of tkarg go has a range of 32 # hundred miles and doesn't need a landing strip. >> this vehicle could go there not have to touchdown off-load the cargo and go on. with the internal compartment of this vehicle there is no itemizing the load. we can rearrange the load internal for the vehicle while it's moving. >> reporter: this is called a proof of design, roughly half the size of what the eventual rigid structure will be. dry weight 36,000 pound
important medical and health science institutions remain world-class, by merging rutgers in the north and rowan and campuses in the south. we will enhance 3 tons of educational alexa's an ounce in north, south, and central new jersey. i thank you for passing this plan, and i was proud to sign it into law this summer in camden paid in k-12 education, there is much more to be done. who would have thought three years ago in face of resistance that i could congratulate us today for the following -- insuring accountability by passing the first major reform of tenure in 100 years, establishing performance-based page in new work through collective bargaining so we can reward and retain the very best teachers in the city where we need them the most, implementing inner-district school choice which has tripled its enrollment and will grow to 6000 students next year, growing the number of charter schools to a record of 86 in new jersey, citing the urban hope act to turn failing schools into renaissance schools in newark and trenton and camden, finally, invested the largest amount of state aid to
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